The Thames Estuary Growth Board (TEGB) has contracted strategic advisory firm MediaLink, an Ascential company, to handle a through-the-line analysis of the region’s digital landscape. Under the ‘Green Blue’ initiative, the digital strategy will also feed into all other aspects of the TEGB’s long-term plans, including creating a hydrogen facility and thousands of new homes.
The Thames Estuary Growth Board is the strategic body overseeing an emerging action plan to promote long-term transformation and good growth in the Thames Estuary. It has been set up in response to recommendations by the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, and the Government’s response published in 2019. Its represents North Kent, South Essex and East London.
In November last year, the Thames Estuary Growth Board held its hydrogen summit, bringing together leading experts and stakeholders to establish a roadmap for unlocking the potential of hydrogen power in the Thames Estuary region.
Following that, the Growth Board launched a tender in January, inviting specialists to submit bids to help them realise this vast potential. In February 2021, the Thames Estuary Growth Board announced that Ikigai, supported by DNV GL, was appointed to deliver a Hydrogen Investment Strategy for the Thames Estuary. Ikigai and DNV GL would create a hydrogen roadmap and evaluate and identify the potential for investable hydrogen generation, distribution, storage and usage infrastructure within the Estuary.